|hey guys |
has anyone added a sort of backing plate to their platform to protect the boat from people smashing it when putting their boards on? I'm going to be sanding and re-oiling the platform right away and thought this would be a perfect time to do it. what kind of wood did you use and if the new wood is stained with the teak oil with the color match up?
|I know its an option for Mastercrafts and Im sure the other companies offer it as well. It is another piece of teak on mine. Oh the mod i made to mine was carriage bolts! That sucker isn't coming off again.|
|Here you go. This was on my last boat |
|shawn, did that come from the manufacture or did you add that on yourself? looks nice |
does home depot or other building centers carry teak or would i have to go to a specialty shop for it?
|you will not find any teak at HD, hardwood specialty |
stores will carry it.
|That teak backing plate is cool! I love how my teak step looks. And i really dont mind the scratches on top they go away after oiling...but banging up the transom is a no-no!|
|Owl lumber here in Lombard, IL had the teak. I built the transom saver myself. The Wakesetter logo was burned in. I had more time on my hands back then.|
|That is well done Shawn.|
|I will attest after being on Shawn's boat a couple times.......attention to detail was never spared |
|Kick plate and riser blocks: |
I used UHMW because I'm cheap and lazy, but teak would be basically the same process.
|I made one out of teak. Had to find a specialty store that carried teak wood. Cost $100 and a few hours work.|
|can u still raise a fiberglass platform cause my malibu is way under|
|i got wat Marco is talking about but i got it twice its chaep and easy 4 hole and 4 bolts and ur done |
|I like what I did to mine....Its nice what a bandsaw, sander, plug cutter, and screws will do. |